WWE Monday Night RAW Results
January 4, 2016
San Antonio, Texas
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
A video recaps the events from last week’s RAW. Vince McMahon came out to taunt Roman Reigns and talked about how he took advantage of his father in the 1980s. Reigns shoved McMahon down. Stephanie McMahon came out with some New York City police to try to goad them into arresting Reigns. McMahon became frustrated with the cops for not immediately arresting Reigns and put his hands on one of them. The police then arrested McMahon. Later in the night, Reigns saved John Cena from being attacked by the League of Nations. McMahon then came out and announced that Reigns would defend his title next week against Sheamus with him as the special referee.
Stephanie McMahon’s music hits, and she makes her way to the ring smiling. As she comes to the ring, Roman Reigns’ music hits to interrupt her. Reigns doesn’t get a great pop, but once he’s in the ring, the people chant his name. Reigns says it seems like she’s not needed tonight. It’s not about her – it’s about her father. Reigns calls out Vince McMahon.
Stephanie says Reigns is going to have to get used to disappointment tonight because her father is not here yet. He’ll be here in time to guest referee his championship match against Sheamus. Reigns has to face the truth because the odds aren’t in his favor. Reigns says if he loses the title, he doesn’t have a job and can’t provide for his family. Reigns says this is his life and family and no one will take that away from him. Stephanie says he almost had her believing he’ll beat Sheamus tonight. Stephanie asks the crowd if they think he’ll beat Sheamus, and the crowd chants, “YES!” Stephanie says it’s pathetic that the crowd hangs on to hope so desperately, but it’s not a strategy. Nobody competes with Vince McMahon and wins. Last week, Reigns had a moment when McMahon was arrested and laughed, but we’ll see who laughs last. All charges have been dropped. Stephanie says she’s the boss and Reigns is the help. She won’t fire him, though. After he loses the WWE Championship tonight, she’s going to simply use him. She’ll make him fight every single night until his body breaks down and he simply can’t go anymore. After that, the people who he thinks care so much will forget about him and cheer the next arrogant superstar that thinks he can stand in her ring. She’ll do to Reigns exactly what her father did to Sika.
Reigns says she shouldn’t worry about his father. She should worry about hers. If her father screws him tonight, she won’t be picking him up from jail. She’ll be picking him up from the hospital. Reigns drops the microphone and leaves the ring.
A replay is shown of Neville quickly beating Kevin Owens last week on RAW. Owens immediately attacked him after the match and wouldn’t let up. Owens went for an apron powerbomb when Dean Ambrose ran out for the save. They brawled until Owens retreated. Later in the night, Owens blindsided Ambrose and gave him a powerbomb through the commentary table.
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring. He’ll be on commentary as Kevin Owens takes on Neville in a rematch, next.
Brock Lesnar returns to Monday Night RAW next week.
Kevin Owens vs. Neville
Neville’s ribs are all taped up. The bell rings, and Neville quickly dropkicks Owens out of the ring. Neville immediately takes him out with a running corkscrew moonsault plancha. Neville kicks Owens a few times before taking him down with a running summersault senton on the floor. Neville throws him into the ring and kicks him in the head. Neville takes him down with a springboard dropkick, and Owens rolls out of the ring to recover. Neville goes to the top rope and takes him out with a shooting star press to the floor! Despite having his ribs completely taped up, this somehow doesn’t hurt Neville whatsoever. Neville puts him in the ring and goes to the top rope. Owens gets up, so Neville goes to the apron and shoulders him. Neville slingshots into the ring, but Owens kicks him in the ribs. Neville doubles over in pain. Owens continues to target the injured ribs before hanging him on the top rope for a nasty DDT. Owens turns Neville over, and Neville continues to roll to get out of the ring. Owens goes outside and throws him into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Owens looking for a count-out, but Neville gets in the ring. Owens throws him outside the ring and sends him into the barricade. During the break, Owens ripped off the tape on Neville’s ribs. Owens goes to shove him into the ring post, but Neville gets out of it. Neville then shoves him into the ring post. Neville gets on the apron and dropkicks him in the head. It should be noted that Ambrose is having a good showing on commentary. Neville gets on the apron and connects with a 450 splash on the floor! After taking a moment to recover, Neville rolls Owens into the ring for a near fall. Neville kicks him in the head in the corner and props him up on the top rope. Neville goes for a super hurricanrana, but Owens pushes him off. Neville tries again, but Owens hangs him up in the tree of woe. Owens crushes him with a cannonball. Owens then sends him into the ropes for a Pop-up Powerbomb and a clean pinfall victory.
Winner by Pinfall: Kevin Owens
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Owens celebrates his win a bit before continuing to attack Neville outside the ring. Ambrose gets off commentary and takes him out with a suicide dive. Ambrose throws him into the ring, but Owens rolls out on the other side. Owens kicks him in the ribs and takes the top off the commentary table. Owens goes to put him on the table, but Ambrose sends him into the steps. Ambrose then lays him out on the table and stands on top of the barricade. Ambrose then hits a running elbow drop through the table! Ambrose holds Owens’ head and says he knows where to find him if he wants a shot. Ambrose then celebrates with his Intercontinental Championship.
A limousine is shown driving into the parking garage. The door opens, and Vince McMahon steps out looking very confident. JoJo stops him and asks for a comment on his arrest. McMahon says it’s a brand new year. He was arrested, but all charges were dropped. That’s what happens when you have a really good attorney. The irony is he broke the law last week and this week, he is the law.
Stardust vs. Titus O’Neil
The bell rings, and Stardust taunts the crowd. Stardust ducks a lock-up and starts clubbing and kicking O’Neil. Stardust does a cartwheel, and O’Neil throws him into the corner. O’Neil chops him a few times before the referee backs him up. Stardust kicks him down and stomps away at him. Stardust rips at his face as the crowd lightly chants, “Cody.” O’Neil shoves him back. Stardust ducks a clothesline and connect with the Disaster Kick for a near fall. Stardust taunts the apathetic crowd and clubs at O’Neil. Stardust knees him in the back and applies a chin lock. O’Neil fights up, but Stardust takes him down. Stardust kicks away at him and reapplies the chin lock. The crowd couldn’t care less about these two. Stardust connects with some chop blocks before O’Neil avoids one and connects with a clothesline.
O’Neil connects with a pair of clotheslines before sending him into the ropes. Stardust kicks him in the face and hits the ropes, but O’Neil big boots him down. O’Neil tries to get the crowd into it to no avail. The crowd then pathetically barks with him in the corner, so the chant is over but not the man himself. O’Neil avalanches him in the corner and connects with Clash of the Titus for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Titus O’Neil
Match Rating: 1/2 *
The commentators talk about the WWE Network and how first time subscribers can watch the Royal Rumble for free.
Becky Lynch is seen warming up backstage when Charlotte comes up to her. Charlotte asks if she asked for the match between the two of them tonight. Becky says she did. Charlotte looks very annoyed. Becky says she hopes Charlotte is excited about it. Charlotte says she isn’t since she already beat her fair and square. Becky says she wants to do it again. Charlotte asks if this is a friendly rematch in the spirit of competition. They do a pinky swear as Ric Flair comes up and startles Becky with a big “WOO!” Flair says, “In the spirit of competition” and walks off with his daughter.
Charlotte w/ Ric Flair vs. Becky Lynch
Replays are shown of Charlotte beating Becky Lynch on RAW two months ago following a distraction from Ric Flair.
They circle the ring and lock up. Charlotte powers her to the corner and gives a clean break. They lock up again, and Charlotte takes her down. They hit the ropes, and Becky connects with two arm drags. Becky takes her down for a one count. Becky taunts her and smiles. Becky takes her down for a one count. Charlotte chops the midsection and connects with a snapmare, but Becky quickly gets up and hits the ropes. They both block hip tosses, and Charlotte goes for a Figure Eight. Becky kicks her off and kips up as Charlotte cartwheels next to her. Ric Flair struts at ringside. They go for a test of strength, but Becky twists the arm and sends her to the corner. Charlotte twists over the turnbuckle and lands on the apron. Charlotte quickly rolls her up for a two count. Becky goes for a backslide pin, but Charlotte kicks out. Becky ducks a short-arm clothesline and rolls her up for a one count. Becky connects with another arm drag. Charlotte mockingly claps for her and asks her to help her up. Becky does, so Charlotte chops her and starts punching away at her. Becky cannot believe it. Charlotte connects with a neckbreaker and puts her in the corner for another neckbreaker. Charlotte kips up as Flair shouts encouragement from ringside.
We come back from the break to see Becky trapped in a neck vice. Becky fights out, but Charlotte takes her down for a one count. Charlotte then applies a head-scissor and slams her head into the mat a few times. Charlotte mocks the crowd for cheering for Becky. Becky tries to counter into a pin, but Charlotte kicks out. Charlotte then clotheslines her down for a one count. Charlotte hits a suplex and puts her on the top rope. Becky punches her back and kicks her away. Becky goes for a cross-body block, but Charlotte catches her. Becky then transitions into a sleeper hold. Charlotte gets out by falling back and landing on her. Charlotte goes for the Figure Eight, but Becky counters into an inside cradle for a two count.
Becky punches her and connects with a pair of clotheslines. Becky follows up with a jumping calf kick. Charlotte counters a springboard kick and big boots her down for a near fall. Flair punches the ring steps in frustration. Charlotte chops the chest a few times before Becky punches back. Becky sends her to the corner for a running forearm and an exploder suplex. Becky picks up a near fall. Becky connects with a leg drop. Becky goes for another, but Flair grabs her leg. Charlotte rolls her up, but Becky rolls through and grabs the tights for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Becky Lynch
Match Rating: *
Ric Flair angrily gets on the apron and distracts her. Charlotte attacks Becky from behind and connects with a spear. Charlotte angrily drops a knee and taunts the crowd before dropping another. Flair gets in the ring and gives a big “WOO!” Charlotte and Flair pose in the ring before leaving. Becky looks devastated.
Vince McMahon is talking to a stagehand when Sheamus walks in and gives him a hug. McMahon says he senses history being made tonight. McMahon says he wants to go through some prefight instructions. There is no interference, foreign objects, biting, gouging, low blows, and above all he will obey McMahon’s commands. Sheamus looks confused. McMahon then smirks and says, “May the luck of the Irish be with you.” Sheamus walks off.
Roman Reigns will defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Sheamus with Vince McMahon as the guest referee in tonight’s main event.
Ryback vs. Big Show
Big Show powers him to the corner and punches him before chopping the chest. Big Show sends him into the opposite corner, but Ryback avoids an avalanche. Ryback then takes him down with a Meat Hook Clothesline. Ryback goes for Shell Shocked, but Big Show shoves him off and connects with a chokeslam. Big Show then grabs him by the throat and shoves him over the top rope. The commentators talk about how that would be an elimination in the Royal Rumble.
The Wyatt Family logo flashes on the screen and the lights go out. When the come back on, The Wyatt Family is surrounding Ryback. They assault Ryback before Braun Strowman puts him to sleep with a head and arm choke. The referee disappeared and no bell has sounded.
Match Rating: N/A
The Wyatt Family surrounds the ring and gets on the apron. Big Show looks ready to fight. Big Show attacks then and is face-to-face with Strowman. The Wyatts attack Big Show from behind before anything happens. Wyatt taunts the crowd as his family triple-teams Big Show. The Wyatt Family then walks off. Wyatt screams that they are war and famine. At the Royal Rumble, they will rise and the rest will fall down. Wyatt kneels down and says, “Follow the buzzards!”
Rusev and Alberto Del Rio vs. The Usos
Alberto Del Rio will start the match against Jimmy Uso. Jey Uso runs in for some reason and does absolutely nothing. They lock up, and Del Rio applies a side headlock. Jimmy whips him off, but Del Rio takes him down with a shoulder block. Del Rio hits the ropes and blocks a hip toss. Jimmy blocks a hip toss and connects with a clothesline. Jimmy chops the chest and tags in Jey. Jey connects with a running forearm and hits a snapmare for a no count. Del Rio wrenches the arm, and Rusev tags in. Rusev kicks him in the chest and stomps him. Rusev head-butts him down and stomps him in the corner. A loud “We want Lana” chant breaks out. Jey punches back at him and sends him into the ropes, but Rusev blocks a hip toss. Jey fights back and tags in Jimmy. They go for a double-team hip toss, but Rusev gets out. They then take him down with a double-team flapjack. Jimmy applies an overhead wristlock, but Rusev gets out. Del Rio is tagged in, and he kicks Jimmy in the head before hitting a dropkick to the face for a one count. Rusev is tagged back in, and he head-butts Jimmy. Jimmy punches him back and tags in Jey. Jey charges, but Rusev drops him on the apron. Jey snaps him off the top rope. Del Rio runs in, but Jey takes him out. Jey goes to the top rope, but Rusev scales the ropes and connects with a belly-to-belly superplex.
We come back from the break to see Jey punching Rusev. Rusev blocks a kick and ducks an enzuigiri. Rusev then takes him out of the ring with a standing dropkick. Del Rio tags in. Del Rio kicks him in the spine before shoving him to the corner for a pair of clotheslines. Del Rio floors him with a DDT for a near fall. Del Rio kicks him in the back and tags Rusev in. Jey fights out, but Rusev knees him in the midsection. Rusev goes to knock Jimmy off the apron, but he avoids it. Jey then takes Rusev out with a big Samoan Drop.
Jimmy and Del Rio are tagged in. Jimmy hits a pair of clotheslines and kicks him in the midsection before delivering an uppercut. Jimmy then takes him down with a back suplex. Jimmy takes him out with a running hip attack to the face for a near fall. Jimmy goes to pick him up, but Del Rio takes him down with an arm breaker. Del Rio goes for a kick, but Jimmy avoids it. Jimmy goes to the top rope, but Del Rio knocks him down. Del Rio kicks him in the back and goes to the top rope for his double stomp, but Jimmy avoids it. Jey superkicks Del Rio, and Jimmy hits a splash, but Rusev breaks up the pin. Jimmy clotheslines Rusev out of the ring and goes for a plancha, but Rusev kicks him in the face. Jey then takes him out with a plancha. Del Rio sends Jey shoulder-first into the ring post and takes him out with a big stomp off the second rope for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Rusev and Alberto Del Rio
Match Rating: * 1/2
Roman Reigns will defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Sheamus with Vince McMahon as the special referee in tonight’s main event.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Heath Slater w/ Curtis Axel, Adam Rose, and Bo Dallas
It should be noted that no one in the ring got any type of pop coming out. They lock up, and Ziggler wrenches the arm and takes him down for a two count. Ziggler sends him into the ropes for a superkick, but Slater holds the ropes. Ziggler removes his shirt to no screams from the girls. Slater applies a waistlock, but Ziggler gets out and puts on a sloppy bow and arrow lock. Slater lifts him up, but Ziggler counters into an inside cradle for a two count. Ziggler quickly dropkicks him down and avalanches him. Ziggler connects with a snapmare and drops an elbow for a two count. Ziggler applies a chin lock and backs him to the corner. Slater punches him in the face and kicks him in the ribs. Ziggler connects with a neckbreaker, but Slater avoids an avalanche. Slater attacks him and applies a chin lock. Slater takes him down, but he misses an elbows drop. Ziggler then spikes him with a DDT. Ziggler sets up for a superkick, but Adam Rose gets on the apron. Slater rolls him up, but Ziggler rolls through. Bo Dallas then distracts Ziggler, and Slater rolls him up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Heath Slater
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Heath Slater says it looks like he’s found some friends. Adam Rose, Curtis Axel, and Bo Dallas say some nonsensical things before Slater calls them the Social Outcasts. They then celebrate on the ramp.
The New Day is walking backstage. Big E scares a bunch of stagehands with a gong he’s carrying.
Dean Ambrose will defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Kevin Owens on Smackdown. Charlotte will also defend the WWE Divas Championship against Becky Lynch. Smackdown moves to the USA Network this Thursday.
Roman Reigns is in his locker room when Vince McMahon walks up. McMahon says he wants to go over the prefight instructions. McMahon goes over the same list he gave Sheamus and emphasizes that his commands must be followed.
The New Day makes their way to the ring. Big E says 2016 will be the most magical year of their lives. It all starts tonight when they break Kalisto and those dirty, disgusting Dudley Boyz faster than Mike Tyson broke his booty on that hoverboard. For those without Internet, they’ll recreate it. They then impersonate Tyson falling off his hoverboard. They then laugh and impersonate him falling. Kofi Kingston mentions that he’s a WWE Hall of Famer… but he did fall pretty hard. They say they have a New Years gift and start a countdown, but it turns into Chris Jericho’s countdown.
Chris Jericho comes out to the stage, and the crowd chants, “Y2J.” Jericho says, “Welcome to RAW is Jericho!” Jericho says he is the party host and one of the most charismatic showmen in WWE history. Jericho says, “All hail the ayatollah of rock and roll-a!” Jericho says he has returned to save the WWE. Xavier Woods asks if he watched WWE at all in 2015. They already saved WWE with the power of positivity. Jericho says the only thing he’s positive of is he’s looking at three unicorn horn wearing jackasses. Jericho says they look really stupid. One minute of Y2J is already more entertaining than the rest of RAW. Network subscriptions, television ratings, and live event attendance all need a shot in the arm and a boost. They need Y2J. Jericho says he missed all the Jerichoholics. Jericho apologizes for having the crowd sit through the New Day and their “rooty, tooty booty gyrations.” Jericho then starts a “rooty, tooty booty” chant. Jericho announces he will be in the Royal Rumble on January 24. During that match, he will throw out 29 other superstars, including the three of them. He’ll win that match and go on to the main event of WrestleMania for the second time. He’s a six time World Champion including being the very first Undisputed Champion. He’s also the best in the world at what he does. Everyone working in the company and watching him right now will never, ever be the same… again.
The New Day vs. Kalisto and The Dudley Boyz
Replays are shown of Sin Cara dislocating his shoulder last Monday on RAW.
Xavier Woods will start against Kalisto, but he demands to face Bubba Ray Dudley. Bubba is tagged in, and they lock up. Woods chops the chest, and a “Rooty, tooty booty” chant breaks out. They lock up, and Bubba powers him to the corner before faking a chop. Woods cowers over in fear, and Bubba chops his back. Kofi Kingston is tagged in, and Bubba chops him down. Bubba twists the arm and tags in Kalisto. Kalisto wrenches the arm. Kingston tries to twist out, but Kalisto takes him back down. Bubba is tagged back in, and he elbows him before executing a delayed vertical suplex for a one count. Kalisto is tagged in, and he hits a springboard hammer. Kalisto then works on the arm. D-Von Dudley is tagged in, and he elbows him in the shoulder. Kingston punches him away and tags in Woods. D-Von catches him with a hip toss and clotheslines Kingston over the top rope. D-Von then sends Big E out of the ring. Bubba tags in, and then he tags in Kalisto. Bubba then press slams Kalisto out of the ring onto The New Day.
We come back from the break to see Big E kick Bubba in the face and connect with a belly-to-belly side suplex for a two count. Woods is tagged in, and he clubs away at Bubba. Bubba head-butts him, but Woods dropkicks him. Woods connects with a snapmare and kicks him in the back for a two count. Woods then applies a cobra clutch. Bubba fights out, but Woods kicks him in the head for a near fall. Kingston is tagged in, and he kicks Bubba in the head for another near fall. Kingston stomps and punches him in the corner before backing up. Bubba avoids an avalanche and sits on the top rope as he tags in Kalisto. Kalisto then jumps off his shoulders with a seated senton. Kalisto springboards off the ropes with a corkscrew elbow before knocking the rest of The New Day off the apron. Kalisto kicks Kingston in the face before Woods interferes. Big E tags in, and he splashes Kalisto on the apron. The New Day now starts the unicorn stampede. Woods grabs his trombone and starts playing as Big E and Kingston dance. Kingston punches away at Kalisto and talks some trash. Woods is tagged in, and he drops a knee. Woods puts him against the ropes and dropkicks him for a two count. Woods then applies a chin lock. The New Day continues to tag in and out. Finally, Big E connects with a nasty big splash for a two count. Big E sends Kalisto to the apron, but Kalisto kicks him in the face and avoids a spear to the floor.
D-Von and Woods are tagged in. D-Von hits a trio of clotheslines before taking him down with a shoulder tackle. D-Von hits a neckbreaker before giving Kingston a spinebuster. D-Von splashes Woods in the corner and connects with another shoulder tackle. D-Von gets distracted, and Woods rolls him up for a two count. Bubba is tagged in, and he catches Woods with a big back body drop. Kingston is big booted down before Bubba gives Big E a Bionic Elbow. Bubba catches Woods with a Bubba Bomb for a near fall. Big E sends Kalisto into the ropes but he hits a rebound backflip spin kick. Kalisto goes for a suicide dive, but Big E catches him and slams him into the barricade. Kingston tags in, and Bubba body slams him down. D-Von is tagged in, and they go to do the “Wassup?” head-butt, but Kingston knocks D-Von off the top rope. Bubba is knocked out of the ring, and The New Day connects with the Midnight Hour for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The New Day
Match Rating: * 3/4
Roman Reigns will defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Sheamus with Vince McMahon as the guest referee, next.
Brock Lesnar will return next Monday on RAW.
The video that kicked off RAW tonight is shown again. It recaps the events of McMahon being arrested.
Vince McMahon makes his way to the ring in a sleeveless referee shirt. McMahon poses and shows that he still has a large muscular back as well as giant arms. McMahon does his powerwalk to the ring and warms up. The WWE World Heavyweight Championship is on the line, next.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns (c)
Special Referee – Vince McMahon
Lilian Garcia gives the introductions in the ring. Reigns doesn’t easily give the WWE World Heavyweight Championship over to McMahon. Sheamus then blindsides Reigns, and McMahon quickly calls for the bell to start the match. Sheamus clubs away at him and hits a tilt-a-whirl powerslam for a quick two count. Sheamus hits a short-arm clothesline for another fast two count. Sheamus puts him in the corner and knees him in the face. Sheamus punches away at him before Reigns rips him off the top rope. Reigns stomps Sheamus in the corner before having a whip to the opposite corner reversed on him. McMahon then does another fast count, but Reigns kicks out at two. The women and children are chanting, “Lets go Roman.” Reigns punches Sheamus before clotheslining him down. Reigns goes for a Samoan Drop, but Sheamus fights out. Reigns gets him in the corner and clubs away at him. Reigns ducks a clothesline and clotheslines him over the top rope, going over with Sheamus. McMahon does not start counting them both out. Sheamus sends Reigns into the steel steps. Sheamus tells McMahon there is something on the other side of the ring distracting him. McMahon goes to “investigate” it. Sheamus then throws the steps into Reigns. McMahon didn’t see it and turns around smirking.
We come back from the break to see Reigns trapped in a chin lock. Michael Cole announces we are watching Friday Night RAW. Sheamus turns Reigns inside out with a knee to the midsection. Sheamus then ties him up for the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán, but Sheamus instead clubs him in the back a few times. During the break, Sheamus hit a release suplex on the commentary table. Michael Cole just called Triple H the “brother in law” of Vince McMahon. Sheamus hits a rolling senton for another quick two count. Reigns punches back, but Sheamus applies a sleeper hold. Reigns quickly counters out with a back suplex. McMahon shouts at Sheamus to get up. Sheamus and Reigns exchange punches before Sheamus catches him with a side headlock. Reigns whips him off and hits a pair of clotheslines before taking him down with a leaping clothesline. Sheamus quickly drops him on to the apron, but Reigns snaps him off the top rope. Reigns then catches him with a Drive By Dropkick, and McMahon slowly counts, allowing Sheamus to kick out. Reigns does some laughably bad facials to express anger.
Sheamus snaps Reigns off the ropes and knees him in the face. Reigns gets out of White Noise and rolls him up before picking him up for another slam. McMahon counts, but stops at two before pretending he got something in his eye. Reigns gets up and stares at him. Sheamus rolls him up for a fast two count. Sheamus fights back and hits the ropes, but Reigns hits a Superman Punch. McMahon goes to count the pin, but he just stops. Reigns angrily stares at McMahon before setting up for a Spear. Reigns then shifts and connects with a Superman Punch on McMahon. Reigns then connects with a Spear on Sheamus and covers, but there is no referee. Reigns shouts for a referee to come down. Reigns hits Sheamus with a Drive By Dropkick and sends him over the fixed commentary table. Reigns then stares at McMahon, who has just come to. Reigns gets in the ring and grabs McMahon. Reigns starts manhandling McMahon.
Stephanie McMahon’s music hits, and she storms down to the ring. She stands on the bottom rope for height and starts shouting at Reigns. Reigns sends McMahon into the ropes to knocks Stephanie into the ring. Reigns sets up to Spear McMahon, but Sheamus gives him two Brogue Kicks. For some reason, McMahon isn’t counting the pin. Instead, Scott Armstrong runs down for a fast count, but Reigns kicks out. Armstrong tries to stand Reigns up for Sheamus to Brogue Kick, but Reigns Superman Punches Sheamus and Armstrong. Reigns spears Sheamus, and John Cone runs down to count the pinfall.
Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: **
McMahon grabs John Cone at ringside and knocks him out with one right hand. McMahon grabs a microphone and adjusts his jaw. As the Chairman and CEO of this company, it’s his duty to inform Reigns that the next time he defends that championship will be at the Royal Rumble PPV. It’s one versus all, so he’ll be defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the Royal Rumble match! The WWE World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line in the Royal Rumble for the first time since 1992!
Quick Match Results
Kevin Owens def. Neville (non-title)
Titus O’Neil def. Stardust
Becky Lynch def. Charlotte (non-title)
Ryback NC Big Show
Rusev and Alberto Del Rio def. The Usos
Heath Slater def. Dolph Ziggler
The New Day def. Kalisto and The Dudley Boyz
Roman Reigns def. Sheamus to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
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